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"Science fiction and science have always danced around each other. Science fiction is the subconscious of science."
- Greg Bear

EEG-Gram Projection  
  Detection of unique characteristics at a distance.  

"Want him picked up right away?"

"As soon as possible."

"We'll notify all the checkpoints. Put out an APB. If he's still in Los Angeles we may be able to catch him with an EEG-gram projection from a copter. A match of patterns, as they're beginning to do now in New York. In fact we can have a New York police copter brought in just for this."

Buckman said, "Fine."

From Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Doubleday in 1974
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Compare to the cephalotrophic dart form Dick's 1964 novel Lies, Inc..

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